Epiplema desistaria (Walker, 1861)
(one synonym : Erosia instabilata Walker, 1866)
EPIPLEMINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   URANIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epiplema desistaria
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have a complex pattern, of shades of brown on each wing, with a ragged white inner margin to each forewing and to the costa of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Borneo,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 853, No. 41.


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    (updated 6 March 2013)